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Lauren Morris

Lauren Morris

Former SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Lauren is no longer active in Extension
Northampton County

Job Description Nutrition Educator, is responsible for SNAP-Ed implementation, educating and inspiring limited resource North Carolinian's to adopt healthy eating and physical activity behaviors through a series of nutrition education programs and initiatives targeting preschoolers through 4th-grade students, adults, and families. Additionally, the Nutrition Educator will work to identify opportunities for providing assistance to community partners in the area of improving their policies, systems, and environments to better support healthy eating and physical activity. The Nutrition Educator works with the project and county team, pro-actively providing programming to their appointed counties. Programming responsibilities in Halifax and Northampton Counties. The position works under the guidance of the Steps to Health Nutrition Programs Manager, Program Coordinator, Steps to Health Team and County Extension Director and is supervised by the Nutrition Programs Manager. Essential job duties include: Recruit limited-resource families and individuals who meet the federal eligibility guidelines for participation in SNAP-Ed. Coordinate with collaborating agencies to plan and implement programs. Conduct direct nutrition education programs as outlined in Steps to Health program curricula and training. Facilitate the collection of appropriate demographic and evaluation data using specified tools. Purchase and prepare food and supplies for program-specific taste tests. Track and spend within provided budgets for each program. Participate in Steps to Health trainings. With guidance from and in collaboration with Steps to Health campus staff, support partnering agencies in making positive improvements in nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, and environmental changes. Travel within assigned counties and to state office. Track and maintain program related paperwork such as data, inventory, and other documentation in an organized manner.